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As far as her fans are concerned she has shown as much power and energy as she did two decades ago. When I asked her about this we began speaking about her health. We spoke about health in the contexts of mental, emotional, and physical. Hinds spoke about the need to always be healthy and fit in order to keep executing at a high level with quality. In terms of her mental and emotional health Hinds spoke about the importance of having the right people around her. A manager that understands her, a partner who is very understanding, a daughter she loves and family and friends who support her. She stressed how “great her husband is and how he helped her tremendously as she dealt with some of the challenging moments in her life and career.
On March 15, 2010 Publix Pharmacies launched the first phase of a new diabetes management system. The program is a multi-faceted program established to assist customers and associates living with diabetes in managing their medication, compliance, monitoring, education, nutrition and exercise. In its first phase, this one-of-a-kind program offers diabetic patients free medication, online resources and the benefit of knowledgeable pharmacists. At the core of the program is the free generic immediate-release metformin (500 mg, 850 mg or 1,000 mg) the generic form of the drug Glucophage.
Conference provides free venue for HIV stakeholders in the Caribbean to network and to hear from some of the most well-respected names in HIV.  Distinguished experts, public officials, and HIV community members will come together at the 2011 Caribbean HIV Conference (November 18-21) to focus on HIV in the Caribbean, where adult HIV prevalence is higher than in any region in the world outside of Sub-Saharan Africa (UNAIDS 2010 Global Report). Individuals from across the Caribbean are invited to attend this free conference to hear directly from authorities on the medical, social, and socio-political factors influencing the HIV epidemic in this region. Featured speakers and session moderators will include, among others:
The Federal Government Takes Action on Radon Gas to Prevent Lung Cancer Deaths in 2011. October 17th, 24th is Radon Awareness Week October 17-24 is Federal Radon Action Week according to The Surgeon General. Health agencies throughout the United States have joined forces to promote awareness of the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. The American Lung Association, Centers for Disease Control, and National Cancer Institute all agree that radon is a National health problem and encourage radon testing during the October awareness drive.
Thursday, 13 October 2011 14:57

Fe Sante Mache Miami Launches

With the aim of becoming a local leader in the national fight against obesity, the Miami-Dade County Health Department (MDCHD) has launched a comprehensive initiative to inform communities and constituents of the grave health-related conditions caused by the lack of proper nutrition and physical activity. Supported by the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) nationwide program, Miami-Dade County will be taking on its own fight against this health hazard, inspiring the people of its community to help bring legislative changes affecting the wellbeing of their children and of the entire constituency.
Prestige Health Choice, a Florida-based Medicaid managed health plan, received a three-year accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Prestige is a provider service network owned and controlled by nonprofit community health centers. To achieve accreditation, Prestige underwent an extensive self-assessment and on-site review by the AAAHC surveyors including volunteer physicians, nurses and administrators. The audit covers all aspects of operations to ensure that best practices are employed. “We believe our patients deserve a high quality medical home they can depend on, said Kevin Kearns, CEO of Prestige Health Choice.
South Florida enjoys a rich melting pot of people and culturesfrom all over the world, and Baptist Health South Florida is tapping into the power behind diversity. As the region's largest faith-based, not-for-profit health care organization, Baptist Health is committed to being the “Best Place for Diversity. The organization joins others this month across the nation in celebrating Disability Mentoring Day. Set for Wednesday, October 19, 2011, the day allows mentees to gain experience and encourages increased hiring of people with disabilities. October 19 will also be Diversity Dining Day, when employees celebrate different cultures through an enticing ethnic cooking competition.
Florida Memorial University, in conjunction with the American Cancer Society (ACS), will host the third annual RELAY FOR LIFE event on April 9th-10th, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am on the University's Front Lawn. Formerly called the City of Destiny Classic 24-Hour Run Against Cancer, the Relay For Life is an enjoyable overnight event that is designed to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors, as well as to raise money for research and programs for the American Cancer Society. During the exciting all-night affair, different teams of people get together at a venue and take turns walking or running laps.
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 15:49

Medicaid Cuts Would Harm Minorities

Any cuts to Medicaid pose a danger to African Americans and Latinos, groups disproportionately suffering from high rates of chronic disease and lack of health insurance, according to a study released last week. According to the report “Medicaid: A Lifeline for Blacks and Latinos with Serious Health Care Needs,about one in four African Americans and Hispanics with heart disease or who survived a stroke rely on the state- and federally-funded health insurance program for low-income Americans.
Miami-Dade County launched a new program to help residents deal with the high cost of prescription medications. Through a partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo), the free Prescription Discount Card program provides area residents with a card that offers an average of 24 percent savings off the retail price of prescription medications. The card can be used by those who do not have insurance or by those who have prescriptions not covered by insurance. The card can also be used on some pet medications and is accepted at 9 out of 10 pharmacies throughout the region.
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